Record of Past Grants Awarded
From Small Acorns

2012 was our inaugural year, although Festival Republic made funds available through the Parish Council in earlier years.  Much of our first year was given to setting up processes, forms and communication channels, largely without guidance.  We were immensely satisfied with what proved to be a hugely successful first year, although we had one or two teething problems!  In subsequent years we have fine tuned the process and the application form, added a shuttle bus serviceperfected how we track applications, and improved the content, frequency and timing of our communication.  We continue to seek ways to improve so please let us know if you have any suggestions!  .

Annual Grant Summaries

The year links to the right take you to a full list of grants received each year, their purposes, values and whether they were approved or rejected. The area below will describe notable highlights as we receive them, demonstrating the benefits that the fund provides.  We shall keep the news page updated with progress reports on the many community initiatives, provided by those who are involved in delivering them.  We hope that you will call back regularly to see how these awards are benefiting our villages and the surrounding area.

>>  Friends Of Barwick School received significant funding to purchase and construct an outdoor musical bandstand and spectator area, which will be available to benefit the community as a whole. They have since attached this sign to the newly built bandstand, which offers "Special Appreciation to The Barwick-in-Elmet & Scholes Community Fund in partnership with Festival Republic"

>>  Scholes Village Show Group were able to re-launch Scholes Village Show with assistance from a Community Fund grant. After a successful event, the Chairman noted "We are grateful for the support of the Community Fund", and sent a report and photographs.

>>  Scholes Social Club were awarded a grant to take the elderly residents out for a day trip to Bridlington, and have since provided feedback and photos - "It was a glorious day, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.... a big thank you from all the residents at Manor House Sheltered Housing.". Click here to see the photographs.

>>  Barwick-in-Elmet Cub Scouts were awarded a grant to cover travel and entrance into the Web Adventure Park in York. We have since received a note of gratitude along with a link to their photographs.

>>  Scholes Village Hall have been awarded funding to purchase table tennis equipment, including a new table, which will provide another exercise option for the local area.

>>  Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society have been awarded funding to clean and conserve an 1847 Ordnance Survey map of Barwick and surroundings.  This will be scanned onto a DVD to be provided to Primary and Secondary schools attended by pupils from the area.

>>  Scholes In Bloom will be replacing the old notice board with a brand new one following comments from the In-Bloom judges last year.

>>  Art for Barwick Children will provide high quality junk and body percussion workshops, working with professionals from STOMP and Leeds College of Music.  The children will record their music in a studio, and perform it at a school concert and summer fete.

>>  Barwick Bowling Club will be helped with funds to maintain their excellent club facilities, specifically to undertake much needed repairs and upgrades to their pavilion and (currently unsafe) visitor centre.

>> 1st Scholes Scout Group have been provided the funds required to replace the current tables and benches used during sessions.
They have also been invited to recover unwanted camping equipment from the festival site after the 2013 event has finished.


To see a full list of   grant application   awards by year,   please click on the   year logo below. 

Within each page   are details of   beneficiaries, 
amounts and   purposes.